Farewell of Ahana1

Slowly, very slowly Ahana (Dawn) puts off the veil of darkness and shows her face to Dharitri (earth) for a while. When she appears before Dharitri, Dharitri asks, “Ahana, my sister, where do you go after staying with me?"

“My sister, you do not want me. When I approach you, having smiled a little you bid me farewell and invite Savita (Sun-God). You know I cannot stay when the chariot of seven lighted horses is seen."

Savita is seen ready in his golden chariot of light, to court Dharitri. All of a sudden she cries aloud, “Savita, my friend and beloved! I shall no more invite thee and thou must not come to me henceforth,” and instantly closes her eyes. Savita is shocked and retires to his home of the other firmament.

Aeons pass away in a sweet and serene trance in expectation of Light. Suddenly Ahana murmurs into the ear of Dharitri, “Sister, my sister! Are you awake? My sisters that are to follow me — the dawns of the future — cannot appear if Savita does not finish his courting with you. Invite then your Beloved! I must take leave of this form. I must make way for my sisters — myself in other forms. I come forth from Savita and vanish in him. I must come again and again to paint the sky for the chosen illumined.”

Au revoir, then my sister, au revoir.


  1. AUM 936. 1948

Sri Chinmoy, AUM — Vol. 8, No. 5, December 1972.First published by AUM Centre Press in 1972.

This is the 9073rd book that Sri Chinmoy has written since he came to the West, in 1964.

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